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ARTEMISIA stelleriana 'Silver Brocade'

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Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARTEMISIA stelleriana 'Silver Brocade'

Plant Common Name

Seashore Wormwood, Silver Brocade Wormwood, Star Wormwood

General Description

Low-down, almost prostrate in habit, this selection of the popular foliage annual, Dusty Miller, is prized for its beautiful silver mat of overlapping, small, lobed leaves. The parent species of ‘Silver Brocade’ is native to coastal areas of northern Asia and Japan, and has naturalized in both Europe and the United States. The parent and this selection have proven tolerant of salt air and salty sandy soils. All the same, you can count on ‘Silver Brocade’ to do far better in areas with ordinary drainage, and not much summer rain and humidity. The oil rich fragrance of its kin permeates the whole plant.

This wormwood produces insignificant yellow flower spikes that are typically pruned away to preserve the flat, silvery mat. It makes a fine gray foliage plant to create contrast with other groundcover-scaled perennials. Due to drought resistance and the ability to withstand alkaline soils and sandy gravelly ground as well as solar intensity at high altitude, it makes a perfect perennial for mountain gardens and the far north. Use in the front of a cool colored perennial garden or blend into native and wild gardens.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-0" / 15.2cm - 0.0cm

  • Width

    18"-0" / 45.7cm - 0.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Asia, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Gray Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    White, Gray Green, Silver

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes